FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND - Aug 22, 2010 - Kovels.com today released its list of the most searched for items in its price guide for July 2010. For the first time this year, Occupied Japan fell from the top spot. Furniture climbed to the top of the list and Jewelry took second place.
Kovels.com receives hundreds of thousands of searches every month thanks to its renown as the most accurate antiques and collectibles price guide online. The top searches list works as a barometer, showing trends in the market.
3. Occupied Japan
6. Depression Glass
Furniture was the number one search in July; this is partially a result of increased movement this time of year. Many families move over the summer to get ready for the new school year. They’re looking for bargains and interesting pieces to furnish their homes or apartments. As a result, many are buying from flea markets and antiques shops –some for the first time. These buyers check prices in Kovels.com to help them understand the market better and make educated purchases.
The Kovels.com price guide can be used for a wide range of purposes. However, people primarily use it to estimate the value of their possessions or to determine what the price should be of items they’re buying or selling. While these 10 items were the most popular among Kovels.com price guide users in July, this does not necessarily mean that other antiques are becoming less popular.
Terry Kovel has authored more than 97 books about collecting and antiques, including the best-selling annual price guide, "Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide." Hailed by Parade magazine as "the duchess of the antiques world," Terry publishes a monthly newsletter, Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, and writes a syndicated weekly newspaper column distributed to more than 150 newspapers and websites. Terry and her late husband, Ralph, appeared weekly on the HGTV program "Flea Market Finds with the Kovels." Terry's popular website with free prices and information for collectors is www.Kovels.com. The Kovels' most recent books are Kovels' American Collectibles, 1900 to 2000, and Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2011, with 2,500 full-color photos and 47,000 actual prices. Both are available wherever books are sold and online at www.Kovels.com/e?books.